United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
17 January 2012
Original: French

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 347/2008
Decision taken by the Committee at its forty-seventh session, from
31 October to 25 November 2011
Submitted by:

N.B-M. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

10 April 2008 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

14 November 2011

Subject matter:

Deportation of the complainant from
Switzerland to the Democratic Republic of
the Congo; risk of torture and cruel, inhuman
or degrading treatment

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Risk of torture following deportation; risk of
cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
following deportation

Article of the Convention:

Article 3


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